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Alici indorate e fritte (Fried Fresh Anchovies)

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank16 Comments

When they think of anchovies, most people, at least here in the …

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Vellutata di cavolfiore (Cream of Cauliflower Soup)

In primi piatti, Soups by Frank27 Comments

Here’s a dish that’s perfect for a spur of the moment meal, …

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Uova alla fiorentina, Bugialli’s Original Eggs Florentine

In secondi piatti, Toscana by Frank21 Comments

Delicious as it may be, the dish known in most of the …

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Baccalà lesso (Boiled Salt Cod)

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank21 Comments

Lent—la Quaresima in Italian—is the roughly six week period on the Catholic calendar between …

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Cicoria e fagioli (Chicory and Beans)

In Campania, contorno, piatti unici, primi piatti, Soups by Frank41 Comments

Chicory and Beans is one of those lean dishes that Angelina practically lived …

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Jeanne Caròla Francesconi: La Cucina Napoletana

In Campania, reference by Frank34 Comments

As I’ve written many times, Jeanne Caròla Francesconi (b. 1903, d. 1995) is …

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Impepata di cozze (Peppered Mussels)

In antipasti, Campania, secondi piatti by Frank20 Comments

Here’s a recipe that’s so simple you could call it a non-recipe: impepata di …

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Cacio e pepe, a Roman classic

In Lazio, pasta, primi piatti by Frank47 Comments

When you’re in a real hurry or just too tired to cook …

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Strudel di mele (Apple Strudel)

In Alto Adige, dessert, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto by Frank28 Comments

I first learned to make Strudel when I was living in Vienna, …

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Insalata di arance e finocchi (Orange and Fennel Salad)

In antipasti, contorno, Fall, Sicilia, Winter by Frank24 Comments

It might be the season, but coming right on the heels of …

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Salsicce all’uva (Sausages and Grapes)

In Fall, secondi piatti, Toscana, Umbria by Frank23 Comments

The use of fruits in savory dishes was once common place in …

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Peas and Eggs (Piselli cacio e uova)

In Campania, contorno, Italian-American, piatti unici, primi piatti, secondi piatti, Soups by Frank24 Comments

Columbus Day is right around the corner, and as regular readers know, …

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Fritto misto di mare

In Campania, secondi piatti by Frank32 Comments

There’s a saying in Italian: fritte son bone anche le scarpe, meaning …

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Spaghetti alla colatura di alici

In Campania, pasta, primi piatti by Frank16 Comments

If you’ve ever had occasion to read the 4th century Roman cookbook De …

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Caponata napoletana

In antipasti, Campania, summer by Frank31 Comments

Italian cookery can be confusing. As we’ve talked about before, it’s highly …

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Homemade Limoncello

In beverage, Campania, summer by Frank28 Comments

Everyone likes limoncello. For me, just a sip brings back memories of summer and …

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Tomato Tonnato

In antipasti, secondi piatti, summer by Frank42 Comments

Vitello tonnato (Tunnied Veal) is one of my favorite summer dishes, but …

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Grigliata mista di carne (Mixed Grilled Meats)

In secondi piatti, summer by Frank29 Comments

Italians love to grill just like other folks, but the Italian approach …

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Cotolette di melanzane (Eggplant Cutlets)

In antipasti, contorno, secondi piatti, summer by Frank14 Comments

We all know that breaded cutlets and chops, whether veal, pork, lamb …

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Cannelloni ricotta e spinaci (Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni)

In pasta, primi piatti by Frank20 Comments

Incredible as it may seem, after nearly six years of blogging on …

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Supplì (Roman Rice Croquettes)

In antipasti, Lazio by Frank28 Comments

Supplì —deep fried rice croquettes—are a classic Roman antipasto. Along with olive ascolane …

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Panna cotta

In dessert, Piemonte by Frank19 Comments

It may come as a surprise that this famous, elegant dessert from the …

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Carciofi coi piselli (Braised Artichokes and Peas)

In contorno, Lazio, Spring by Frank12 Comments

Two iconic spring vegetables, artichokes and peas, are braised together with an onion …

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Carbonade valdostana

In Fall, piatti unici, secondi piatti, Val d'Aosta, Winter by Frank8 Comments

Val d’Aosta is a tiny region nestled among the Italian Alps in …

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Pasta e patate (Pasta and Potatoes)

In Campania, pasta, primi piatti by Frank18 Comments

To many people the idea of pairing pasta and potatoes comes as …